Welcome back to Micro Bookends. For MB1.02 you gave us some brilliant interpretations of the photo prompt and creative uses of the bookends. Let’s see what you can do with this week’s offerings.
It is well known that a vegetarian diet has numerous health benefits including a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and various types of cancer, lower body weight, lower cholesterol levels, and higher life expectancy. Then of course there’s the environmental impact of a meat-based diet. Livestock production contributes 18% of all green-house gases, second only to energy production (21%). And I’m not even going to mention the ethical argument. These are all great reasons to pursue a meat-free lifestyle. But bacon.
Someone who eschews all animal-based protein is ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic who celebrates his 55th birthday today. In 1996 Weird Al got into a tiff with bad boy rapper Coolio over Al’s Amish Paradise parody of Collio’s Gangsta’s Paradise, itself a reworking of Stevie Wonder’s Pastime Paradise. Coolio claimed Al’s parody had “desecrated the song.” The two later made up with Coolio admitting his objections to the parody were “stupid” and that the song was actually funny.
Join me in a rendition of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow for Weird Al with this weeks photo prompt:
A story of between 90 and 110 words starting with MEAT and ending with FREE and incorporating the photo prompt.
Anyone, but especially you!
Why not? Because it’s fun. Because it’s a challenge. Because the winner will receive their own winner’s page, their story on the winning stories list, a ‘who is the the author’ feature to be posted next week, entry into the ‘Micro Bookend of the Year’ competition, and a copy of this year’s winning stories compilation.
Now! Get your entry in BEFORE 5:00 am Friday (UK time: http://time.is/London).
Post your story in the comments section. Include the word count and your Twitter username (if you’re Twitterized). Don’t forget to read the full rules before submitting your story.
Please give your story a title. It will not be included in the word count.
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